GC184 - Graduate Certificate in Arts Management

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Plan: GC184 - Graduate Certificate in Arts Management
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

In this program, you will experience a range of teaching and learning approaches, including lectures, seminars, industry-based presentations, workshops, case studies, problem-based learning, reflective techniques, presentations, group-based learning, discussions, negotiated learning, onsite visits, and independent research.

The courses are built around specific issues and problems across the fields of Arts Management. The overall approach to assessment in the program combines aspects of formative and summative assessment using research projects, portfolio production, essays, and presentations. In each course, you will be provided with a range of options for assessment tasks ranging from short issues response papers through to focused research investigations. The papers, research projects and presentations are directly related to industry specific issues and concerns.

You will be responsible for contributing to the critique of your own work and that of others. Peer review is integral to the learning environment and professional practice within the arts industries.

As part of the review process, you will be involved in giving feedback, using both formal and informal methods. Ongoing feedback from the lecturers regarding assessment results will be a further part of the process. Lecturer feedback will be used as a way of further developing your capabilities. You will use self- assessment to demonstrate your understanding of the content and application.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http:// www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

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Work integrated learning

This program does not have a designated work integrated learning course. However, RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations.

These interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning. Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester

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Year One of Program

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Principles of Arts Management24PERF1025City Campus
Select and Complete Twenty-Four (24) credit points from the following Arts Management Option list:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Community Arts Management24PERF1026City Campus
Cultural Policy and Practice24PERF1029City Campus
Curating Contemporary Art24VART3413City Campus
Expanded Curating24OART1064City Campus
Gallery and Museum Management24OTED2104City Campus
Museum Education24OART1061City Campus
The Law and Arts Management24PERF1034City Campus
Art Global Intensive 112HUSO2398City Campus
Art Global Intensive 212VART3675City Campus
Photography Global Intensive 112VART3703City Campus
Photography Global Intensive 212VART3705City Campus
Arts Management Fundamentals12OART1066City Campus
Business Skills for the Creative Industries12BUSM3323City Campus
Critical Frameworks A12VART3615City Campus
Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art12OART1067City Campus
Digital Imaging Strategies12VART3638City Campus
Internship12VART3640City Campus
Strategies for Creative Research12VART3613City Campus
Speaking Critically12VART3614City Campus
Open Studio Intensive24VART3723City Campus
Applied Industry Engagement12VART3707City Campus
Fieldwork12VART3709City Campus
Themes in Contemporary Creative Practice A12VART3711City Campus
Themes in Contemporary Creative Practice B12VART3713City Campus
Practicing on Country / with Country12VART3715City Campus
Cultural Planning and Evaluation12VART3717City Campus
Tools for Creative Action12VART3719City Campus

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Program transition plan

In 2021 the structure for this program was updated. In 2021 your course will still be PERF 1025 Principles of Arts Management. The new structure provides opportunities for you to select from a wider range of electives.  The new electives include:

Photography Global Intensive 1 VART3703

Photography Global Intensive 2 VART3675

Business Skills for Creative Industries BUSM3323

Critical Frameworks A VART3615

Digital Imaging Strategies VART3638

Strategies for Creative Research VART3613

Speaking Critically VART3614

Applied Industry Engagement VART3707

Fieldwork VART3709

Themes in Contemporary Creative Practice A VART3711

Themes in Contemporary Creative Practice B VART3713

Practicing on Country/ with Country VART3715

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